Square Idea: Altruism

Effective Humanitarianism?

27 min

Available from June 28, 2016 at 12:00 am to June 2, 2017 at 11:59 pm

Before, it was simple: there was selfishness or altruism. Either we got rich or we helped others. But now these binary divisions are fading. A supporter of effective altruism, the young philosopher William MacAskill proposes to go further with "arithmetic altruism". This is, applying the concept of profitability to charitable contributions.

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  • Country:France
  • Year:2016